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New Whirlpool Front loading Washer does not work at all NOW


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#1 TedEBare

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 08:26 PM

Whirlpool front loader Model # LHW0050PQ.

I have a front loading Whirlpool that will not run. It lights up and all seems normal, but nothing happens:rocketman: and normal door lock function does not operate any longer. This washer is less than 7 months old and has seen very little service (5 loads a week, MAX.).  I bought it at Lowes at a substantial discount due to a few minor scratches and a small dent:grr:. The door lock normally stays locked for two minutes after machine stops running as a safety feature. I cannot figure out how to get at the switch:huh: and what readings I should get on my ohm meter once I can get at it:grunt:. I am not a novice:withstupid: when it comes to machinery:armed: and technology:goober:, and I have been into many washers, but never a front loader. If anyone can tell me where to find a specific manual for this machine I would greatly appreciate it:notworthy:! Thanks in advance.
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Posted 06 July 2006 - 09:30 PM

take a look at the door lock.....a couple inches above the square door catch youll see a round dot. there should be a little nub sticking out 1/4 inch kinda like the top of a retractable pen. very common for those to break off.

if it looks flush then its been broken off. if you can find a screw of proper diameter (no longer than 5/16 long) see if you can screw it on and get the unit going until you get a new door lock assembly. i dont advise to leave it like that as you are defeating a safety feature

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 05:07 AM

Why not call for warranty service before doing something that might void this? ;)
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Posted 07 July 2006 - 09:03 PM

good point pegi ....although if its a "scratch and dent special" bought with discount price it may be as is
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Posted 08 July 2006 - 04:20 AM

Absolutely correct Hammer! As is it was. As far as nub on doorway, it is not that model type. It is a "Compact" front loader, 24" to be exact. So the screw deal does not apply, but thank you both for the input so far.

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 11:14 AM

24" frontloader with a whirlpool label...hmmmm   doesnt sound like anything ive come across. repairclinic doesnt even have any decent pics of parts for this unit.

perhaps a foreign manufacturer/design with a whirlpool sticker....maybe post some pics......traditionally though with "lights on but nothing runs" complaint, very high on the list would be some sort of door actuating/locking/sensing component thats on the fritz

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 02:25 PM

Wonder if this repair manual from Whirlpool for the 24" front load washer would be for this one??
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Posted 08 July 2006 - 08:30 PM

OHHHHHH NOOOOO

RUN ,  RUN AWAY

if it is one of those i believe its also distributed under the name "eurotech"

they are german or swedish design but built in italy.........ive only played with a couple of dryers though - havent had the ...."pleasure" of tinkering with a washer

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 07:17 AM

That's It Peggy!!! Thank you so much! I am not going to run away!!! I have to fix this little monster as it doess a great job when working properly! Spins out like no other! Am going to diagnose via the manual you sent  me and will keep you posted as to what I find! I still think it is door lock/sensor mechanism, but we shall see. Thanks again Peg and Hammer!!! You guys are awesome.

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 07:46 AM

You are very welcome, let us know how this comes out....;)
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Posted 11 July 2006 - 11:57 AM

Ted, lookie what I found just for you!!!  Service Pointer from Whirplool, see if it applys to your washer.........:cool:
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